• Register
Epoch Games


Summary

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is a single-player, medieval-low-fantasy RPG being developed by Epoch Games, utilizing Epic Game's Unreal Engine 4, for Windows PCs. The game will feature an expansive, living world that will evolve and grow by itself, instead of revolving around the player’s actions.
The game is currently planned to be released Chapter by Chapter, with each bringing new regional content and gameplay features.





The World of Althas

As old orders crumble and new powers rise, it is time for you to forge your destiny.
Ever since it's early history, Althas has been a land shaken by conflicts. In the early days, these conflicts pitted the Anointed Kingdoms of Men against dark and demonic forces that threatened them. However, with the passage of time, the world has changed: the Anointed order is eroding away and new powers are rising. Another war looms on the horizon, a war of personal and political motivation. Thenodar, a burgeoning new kingdom in the North, and Anorthile, one of the last of the three remaining Anointed Kingdoms, now prepare for a war that will shake all of Althas. Old demons and new enemies gather in the shadows of both lands as each sets their sights on the ruined wilderness known as the Feralands.


Gameplay Mechanics

There are many features we aim for in The Lays of Althas: SO. The game is in the early stages of development, so many of the features listed below are subject to change:
    • Open World: Adventure on the continent of Althas. A large, open-world awaits the player with full freedom to explore. Regions will be released via Chapters.

    • Deep Lore: The world of Althas has a rich history which is represented throughout the game. Interact with environments, NPCs, and as well as read through in-game books to learn more about the world.

    • Dynamic and Active World: Instead of a world that revolves around the player, we are creating a world where the player must learn to revolve around it. This approach will allow for date-based events to occur in Althas, even if you aren’t around to see them.

    • Adaptive Skill-based Combat: The game aims for a skill-based, first-person, system. Giving the player full control over melee swings and stabs, as well as engaging ranged combat and stealth.

    • Magic: Magic is a rare ability that the player will have to work hard to unlock in the Sundered Order period of Althas. When utilized correctly, it possesses a myriad of usages that can be extremely beneficial.

    • Dynamic Factions and Wars: Factions will make decisions and go to war with each other. Battles happen dynamically, according to the timeline and based on causes-and-effects within the game.


Epoch Games

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is being developed by Epoch Games, an all-volunteer group from all across the world. We are dedicated to making this game as great as possible, and to make Althas a truly epic RPG experience. Being volunteers, we’re doing this for free - our motivation comes from our desire to create great games. Members of Epoch Games hail from all over the world; we are an international group, with members from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, all working together online to bring you the best game experience we can. Visit our DB page.
For more news and discussion, please visit our official forums. If you're interested in joining the Epoch Games team, please post a thread in our Applications subforum. Can't contribute the time required for such a position? We are also allowing fans to help us in the game's development: you can become a contributor by going to the Public Claims subforum and claiming an open assignment. No help is too small!


  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
RSS Articles

Hey Althas Fans, this update in particular has been a long time coming. For those of you who weren’t around at the time (or maybe have just forgotten), we posted chapter 1 of a story called “The Hawk and the Stone” quite some time ago. Well, this is the second chapter of that work. If you want to refresh your memory on that first chapter or read it for the first time, you can find it in our download section here IndieDB and on our forums here Forums.

As before, this chapter will be uploaded as a PDF and be available for you to download here. Also as before, this chapter comes with some illustrations by our talented art team.


Gebyld Arriving at the Camp


“Gebyld Arrives at the Camp” by Joan Maldonado


Path Up the Visheval Mountains

“Path up the Vishevall Mountains” by Owen Yulefield


Heábold

“Heábold” by Ruo Yu Chen




The remaining chapters of “The Hawk and the Stone” will be released interspersed with other development focused updates we have planned so stay tuned.

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

News 4 comments

This week you’ll get to see some of the current Inventory system UI work done by our Graphic Designers, as well as an explanation to its general design...

Kept You Waiting, huh?

Kept You Waiting, huh?

News 14 comments

It's been awhile, but we haven't stopped, and are we happy to show you all some of the works that's been done.

Faesholt

Faesholt

News 6 comments

After a long wait, our latest new post reveals the first batch of in game screenshots, and with them, more information about the world.

The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1

The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1

News 6 comments

The first chapter of the short story series "The Hawk and the Stone".

RSS Files
The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1

The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1

Other

This is the first chapter of "The Hawk and the Stone" in a .pdf file. Download and you can open it with e-reader apps like the Kindle app and of course...

The Hawk and the Stone - Chapter 2

The Hawk and the Stone - Chapter 2

Other 2 comments

This is the second chapter of the story Hawk and the Stone. The file is a PDF format. Illustrations by: Joan Maldonado, Owen Yulefield, and Ruo Yo Chen

Comments  (0 - 10 of 417)
Thorod
Thorod

Any news?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
PaulyG
PaulyG

Thanks you everyone for the continued support! There is an exciting update coming soon, stay tuned!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil

Sorry about the silence these last few weeks. We are still at work and are looking to have a good update out soon.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Hussain.A.A
Hussain.A.A

Will there be race who lives and deserts and look and wear like Arabs or Middle eastern's ?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil

The continent of Althas does not have many arid regions. However, there is a land to the south of Althas that is more arid in many regions and yes, they are darker skinned people and will have a more middle-eastern and/or African inspired culture. You won't visit these lands, but there are some areas where they have been permitted to settle in the south of Althas so it is planned you will encounter them.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
saltyjack
saltyjack

Nice update, very keen for the next!I've personally always liked that sort of lay out with inventories.
Keep it up guys!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil

So hey, if you're checking out our new update you will see we have a blog post expanding on it that the article links to. In the future, we will be looking into having such blog posts up with most updates, expanding on what we are doing and what's being shown.

Reply Good karma+4 votes
donescalade
donescalade

Your game just got my attention, and I must say - it really looks promising! Keep up the good work all!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
PaulyG
PaulyG

Thank you for your support!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

So this game is like what similiar to a singleplayer World of Warcraft? just like without the warcraft in it lol ... but i am looking forward to this it looks really good if only i could download the pdf

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
lnsanity
lnsanity

Well... not exactly, especially since it's first-person, and has a number of key differences. Technically, a singleplayer WoW without Warcraft and the multiple world would be... not much, really.
What's wrong with the PDF download? It's working for me.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order
Platforms
Windows
Developer
Epoch Games
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Laysofalthas.com
Release date
Game watch
Follow
Share
Style
Genre
Role Playing
Theme
Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Twitter

Latest tweets from @epochgames

Continuing the trend, we've another @IndieDB article to share with you all! We're a little overdue for this one. Indiedb.com

Jun 10 2016

Let's not forget that we also just released our blog post #9 that goes further in depth into our Inventory system. Epochgames.co.uk

May 25 2016

Check out this week's new @IndieDB update we have for you. This time it's all about the inventory! Indiedb.com #LaysOfAlthas

May 25 2016

Hi all thanks for being patient while we faff around behind the scenes. Fear not, development has been progressing, more new soon -D

May 11 2016

We're back in the public eye! Check out our latest post on @IndieDB. More soon. -D Indiedb.com #LaysOfAlthas #Althas #EpochGames

May 11 2016

Check out our new blog post about team organization and communication ! Can't make a game without that ! Epochgames.co.uk

Aug 28 2015

I've seen an apparition from the Flying Spaghetti Monster... -Dan T.co

Aug 24 2015

Dev blog time! This week we take a look at some reference photography used for Faesholt. Epochgames.co.uk

Aug 11 2015

Embed Buttons
Link to The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
546 members
Files
2
Articles
23